Sydney, June 12 (ANI): A man who has lost all his limbs is set to swim 25 km across the Red Sea from Taba in Egypt to Jordan's Aqaba as part of a global challenge.
Philippe Croizon, 44, said he would use prosthetic limbs with flippers attached to complete the treacherous 14-hour journey.
If things go as planned and I get the green light from the Egyptian authorities, I will swim from Africa to Asia on Friday, Herald Sun quoted Croizon as saying.
Croizon said that French swimmer Arnaud Chassery, 34, and three other disabled Jordanians will join him for the challenge.
I should leave Taba for Aqaba early in the morning. This could take from 12 to 14 hours, depending on the weather, currents and wind, I hope the sharks will not be hungry, Croizon added.
Croizon, who swam the English Channel in 2010, is set for the challenge to highlight the abilities of disabled people, and convey a message of peace and solidarity.
I am here to show that disabled persons are sometimes gifted, regardless of differences like religion, politics and color. Croizon said.
After the Africa to Asia swim, Croizon will try to swim between Europe and Africa by traversing the Strait of Gibraltar next month.
He got all his four limbs amputated after he was electrocuted by a current of more than 20,000 volts as he tried to remove a TV antenna from a roof in 1994. (ANI)